Discover this fast-growing profession! As a social work student, you will be trained as a generalist who encourages change within individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities. You will learn to examine social problems in cultural, historical and current political contexts.
The Helen Bader School of Social Welfare prepares students for a wide range of careers providing services for children, victims of intimate partner violence, older adults, individuals experiencing homelessness and more.
The social work program at UW-Milwaukee is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education’s (CSWE) Board of Accreditation.
The Social Work Student
- Students participate in experiential learning for course credit. The Social Work Field Department places students at internships across the region.
- The Helen Bader School of Social Welfare offers study abroad programs in Austria, Costa Rica and South Africa, where students can learn about social work from an international perspective.
- Students interested in the study of aging can minor in aging.
- Connecting with other social work classmates is an important part of the bachelor’s in social work program. There are two social work clubs that students can join: the Student Social Work Association and the Student Gerontology Association. The Social Justice Committee is run by faculty, staff and students and holds events each semester. Undergraduate students are welcome to join!
- Learn more about the social work bachelor’s degree program at UW-Milwaukee by visiting the department’s webpage and through the Department of Social Work newsletter, which includes updates on research, student success and news stories featuring faculty and alumni.
The Social Work Professional
The overall employment of social workers is projected to grow 9% from 2021-2031, faster than the average for all occupations.* Graduates from our program are adoption counselors, program services coordinators, gerontology specialists, mental health assistants, community outreach specialists, victim advocates, youth counselors, and more.
Where do UW-Milwaukee social work alumni work?
- County and state entities
- Healthcare settings
- Human service institutions
- Mental health programs
- Nonprofit organizations
- The justice system
- Read more about social work alumni from the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare at UW-Milwaukee.
*Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.